A date nail is a nail with a year stamped on its head. The year is given in terms of the last 2 digits, e.g. ’41’ represents 1941. Date nails were driven into railroad dies, bridge timbers, utility poles, mine props, and other wooden structures for record keeping purposes. Most were made of steel and measure 2 1/2" long, with 1/4" shanks. Tokens & Icons mills the shank diameter down to create a post-style cuff link. Available years range from 1930 to 1970, meaning there are some easy gift possibilities: buy a cufflink-wearing gentleman his birth year assuming he was born in those 40 years, or buy him his age assuming he’s between 30 and 70!
Never Lose Your Umbrella Again (Davek Umbrella Kickstarter)
For years, Davek has been the solution for people sick of umbrellas that buckle and flip inside out at the slightest hint of a breeze. Now Davek has solved our final umbrella quandary–how not to lose it. Davek’s Alert Umbrella is about to conclude a round of funding on Kickstarter, and, from the looks of… Read more »
Posted on April 8, 2015 by davidmacfaddenelliott